Shoulder surgery, not ankle injury, landed Marshal Yanda on PUP list

When the Ravens put guard Marshal Yanda on the physically unable to perform list to open training camp, the assumption was that his fractured ankle from last season was the reason.

On Thursday, we learned otherwise. Ravens coach John Harbaugh said that Yanda’s ankle is totally healed, but the team decided to put him on the PUP list because he had shoulder surgery this offseason.

Of course, the Rams may decide to pay whatever it takes to keep him in 2021. Even if the quarterback franchise tag gets to $30 million by then (unlikely), the Rams will have paid $70 million for four years — and that’s still $10 million less than what Donald likely wants over four years.

So then the can gets kicked to 2022, which is an eternity as far as NFL teams are concerned. By then, the player will be closing in on 31, with four more years of wear and tear and Father Time possibly commencing the process of making Donald mortal.

The Raiders organization would like to thank Greg Papa for his two decades of service to the Silver and Black.. He wasn’t just given the job.. He earned it.. With intense preparation Greg was always ready for the call.. Just as my generation remembers Bill King and Holy Toledo.. The Raider Nation will remember Greg Papa and Touchdown Raiders.. We wish Greg and his family the best in whatever the future brings..

Former Raiders coach Tom Flores announced that he will also be leaving the broadcast booth after 20 years as Papa’s partner. No replacement for Flores has been announced or reported at this point.

Speaking of players, Guenther and his assistants still had to learn theirs. They’d hold the daily system installation meetings from 7 a.m. until 3 p.m. The late afternoons and evenings were spent watching film on Oakland’s defense. Defensive coaches know everything about the players they coach and the offensive players they’ve faced in the last year or two. But they don’t have enough time to be fully up on defenders from other teams, so Guenther and his staff initially had just a surface level familiarity with the Raiders.

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